ECOWAS and the free movement of goods, persons and establishment

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The article examines the challenges facing the non-implementation of the ‘ECOWAS’ Protocol on the Free Movement of goods, services, persons and capital. In its finding, several problems including the lack of...

WTS Energy opens new office in Mozambique

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WTS Energy has now increased its presence in Africa, with a new office in Mozambique. The boom in natural gas production in this part of the continent has demanded further investment...

Tanzanian customers get free mobile access to Facebook

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Tigo Tanzania in a partnership with Facebook have agreed free access to Facebook services in English and a new Kiswahili version through their mobile handsets. It is the first time that...

DOES FOREIGN AID MAKE ECONOMIC SENSE?

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Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER Foreign aid is often seen as different from other forms of investment, and some argue that rather than having a positive effect it tends to distort economies and...

Climate change and East Africa’s Economic progress

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It is a misconception in many African countries that climate change is a ‘first world problem. While Africa has contributed little to global warming, Africa economies and environmental ecosystems is nevertheless...

Growth of Regional Banks in Africa

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African banks are expanding into neighbouring countries and further afield benefiting from their knowledge and expertise in familiar territory. Over the last five years Africa has witnessed a growing trend for Africa’s...

A New Market Power: the 86 percenters

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Vijay Mahajan is the author of three books on market opportunities in the developing world: The 86% Solution, Africa Rising and his most recent book Arab World Unbound: tapping into the...

Small Scale Enterprises are Sustainable Foreign Direct Investments

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In this article Mazdak outlines the aspects which characterize SMEs as sustainable FD Investors and the relevance of SMEs as sustainable FDIs. There has always been a deep discrepancy in the economic...

Emerging African economies: strategies for coping with global financial crisis

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The recent global economic recess has far reaching implications on the stock market, employment of labor and survival of the production sector. Investors are poorly compensated, jobs are lost in thousands...
Made in Nigeria Cars

‘Made in Nigeria’ cars in The Netherlands

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Nigerian students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Benin (UNIBEN) have succesfully participated with a fuel-efficient car in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe at Ahoy, Rotterdam. Having passed all...